Beauty of Friendship Bundle

Another set of products from the new Annual Catalogue that has recently arrived is this fabulous Beauty of Friendship Bundle.

This Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set and Beautiful Trees Dies bundle is part of a wider Suite Collection, but more about that on another day!

Beauty of Friendship Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colour combination is Petal Pink, Soft Suede and Pear Pizzazz. I was inspired to use this combination because of the Cherry Blossom that is around at the moment.

For the background, I’ve used the tiny splat-type stamp in Petal Pink.

The trees are cut out using the Dies and layered. Before popping the Petal Pink layer on top, I again stamped it with the splat stamp.

Beauty of Friendship Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of the Whisper White Baker’s Twine from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack is wrapped around the project. This Twine Combo Pack from the Mini Catalogue is only available until the end of June.

The Dies also provide the shape for the sentiment from the Stamp Set which is raised up on Dimensionals.

Finally, a few Elegant Faceted Gems in co-ordinating Petal Pink add a touch of sparkle.

Beauty of Friendship Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsI’m very aware that for someone who doesn’t like pink, I’ve been using a lot of it lately. When your Husband and a friend also mention it, it’s time to return to your comfort zone. Normal service will be resumed soon!

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BEAUTY OF FRIENDSHIP BUNDLE (ENGLISH)PETAL PINK A4 CARDSTOCKPEAR PIZZAZZ CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SUEDE CARDSTOCK A4SOFT SUEDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPEAR PIZZAZZ CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKELEGANT FACETED GEMSSNAIL MAIL TWINE COMBO PACKMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Quick and Easy Quiet Meadow Project

Today I’m sharing another of my Quiet Meadow Bundle (Quiet Meadow Stamp Set and Meadow Dies) cards.

Quick and Easy Quiet Meadow Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is a quick and easy project as it uses repetitive stamping of one image with quick colouring. You can then add your sentiment and as many extra embellishments as you like!

Mine is a combination of Petal Pink, Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla.

I may have already mentioned that I adore this Bundle from the new Annual Catalogue. It’s so versatile.

The flower from the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set is stamped multiple times on the background.

Quick and Easy Quiet Meadow Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It is then coloured in using Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. I use the darker Blend first, then colour over the top with the lighter Blend.

I’m not great a colouring, but the Blends give me the ability to colour quickly and easily.

I have added a sentiment and threaded it onto a length of Vanilla Baker’s Twine from the Essentials Pack.

Quick and Easy Quiet Meadow Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, I’ve coloured the centres of the flowers with Wink of Stella and added some co-ordinating Petal Pink Elegant Faceted Gems for a touch more sparkle.

This design is great for creating in a range of different colours, with a change of sentiment to suit the occasion.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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QUIET MEADOW BUNDLE (ENGLISH)PETAL PINK A4 CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' BLENDS PETAL PINK COMBO PACKSAHARA SAND CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHELEGANT FACETED GEMSBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKSTAMPIN' SEAL+

Butterfly Brilliance Bundle Birthday

This pretty butterfly from the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle flew to one of my Nieces for her Birthday.

Butterfly Brilliance Bundle Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose a soft colour combination of Petal Pink, Pear Pizzazz and Gray Granite, with Very Vanilla

With the corners rounded using the Detailed Trio Punch, it was time for the stamping.

The leaves and splatter images from Forever Fern Stamp Set create the backdrop for the butterfly.

Butterfly Brilliance Bundle Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Using the items from the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle, the butterfly is stamped and cut out. To add a touch of colour, I used Stampin’ Blends, using the darker blend on the darker patches of stamping and the lighter blend for the rest.

The Vine Design Stamp Set from the January-June Mini Catalogue provides the sentiment, cut out with the Double Oval Punch.Butterfly Brilliance Bundle Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Elegant Faceted Gems in co-ordinating Petal Pink add a subtle touch of bling.

This fabulous bundle is available as an early release product, before it joins us from May in the new Catalogue.

As there is a new Catalogue on the way, make sure you check out the Retiring List and get your hands on them while you can.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE BUNDLEFOREVER FERN CLING STAMP SET (EN)VINE DESIGN CLING STAMP SETPETAL PINK A4 CARDSTOCKPETAL PINK CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGRAY GRANITE A4 CARDSTOCKGRAY GRANITE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPEAR PIZZAZZ CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' BLENDS PETAL PINK COMBO PACKDETAILED TRIO PUNCHELEGANT FACETED GEMSSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Whale meet again!

It was definitely a case of Whale Meet Again for last week’s Card & Cuppa project.

The attendees have been asking for a project that uses the Whale Builder Punch so here it is. As I used it for the Children’s class the other week, it’s getting a fair amount of use!

Whale Meet Again. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Purple Posy, Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy and Whisper White create this project. My colour combination is taken from the Playing with Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack, and I’ll explain a bit more on why this is in a bit.

At a previous session, the attendees liked the Purple Posy Ribbon from the Playing with Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack. I was also able to show them the other two ribbons in the pack, so thought I would use them and the colours on this project.

Whale Meet Again. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Coastal Cabana piece is embossed using the Old World Paper Embossing Folder, a new item in the Annual Catalogue. I thought it looked like the sea in this colour with the ripple shape cut by hand.

Using the Painted Labels Dies and cutting out the centre piece, the swirl is threaded with the ribbons. I’ve also added the Crinkle Seam Binding Ribbon in Whisper White here too.

For the whale, they are made two-tone by using a belly piece in Purple Posy. I gave the attendees whales in both colours, so they could choose to make either Night of Navy or Purple Posy. Or even both.

This sits across the centre of the swirl and the water spout is then added.

Whale Meet Again. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, an eye and three bubbles from the Elegant Faceted Gems Pack add a little bit of sparkle and fun.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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WHALE PUNCHPLAYING WITH PATTERNS RIBBON COMBO PACKWHISPER WHITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) CRINKLED SEAM BINDING RIBBONPAINTED LABELS DIESOLD WORLD PAPER 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERCOASTAL CABANA A4 CARDSTOCKNIGHT OF NAVY A4 CARDSTOCKPURPLE POSY A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKELEGANT FACETED GEMSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE